Episode 93 – The First Reydi

It’s episode 93 of Children of the Force!

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We start the episode by talking with our new Jar Jar alarm clock.

VOICEMAILS [3:35]

Michal sent us a great voicemail where she tells us how to say “May the Force be with you,” in Hebrew! Thanks Michal!

Kat sent us her thoughts on The Last Jedi, which causes us to have all sorts of conversations about the theme of failure, pacing, humor… and even to come up with a theory about the death of Force-ghost Anakin in Episode IX.

STAR WARSY STUFF [29:15]

We saw The Last Jedi for a third time over the break.

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The kids had a Star Wars-filled New Years Eve party.

I read The Legends of Luke Skywalker and The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary. I loved one, and didn’t really like the other one.

Is there an Obi-Wan movie in the works? We listen to audio from this video (caution: he drops the f-bomb later in the video):

 

NEWS [43:55]

John Williams is writing Han Solo’s theme for Solo.

The Last Jedi is the highest domestic grossing film of 2017.

RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [50:50]

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CANON NEWS [52:40]

What’s the deal with Snoke’s ring? And who are the four sages of Dwartii?

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JOKE [59:35]

Are you ready for an awful knock-knock joke about Naboo?

STUMP THE LUMP! [1:00:15]

How many Praetorian Guards were there in The Last Jedi?

OUTRO [1:01:35]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

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Episode 92 – Listener Reactions to The Last Jedi

It’s episode 92 of Children of the Force!

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We start off talking about our second viewing of The Last Jedi, this time in IMAX 3D, and discuss some new things we noticed or that were clarified upon second viewing.

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:15]

We’ve been playing the new levels of Battlefront II and actually finished them after recording this episode. Never thought a video game could make me cry, but there you go.

LISTENER REACTIONS TO THE LAST JEDI [11:30]

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We hear from a bunch of listeners. Their insightful comments take us down all sorts of roads of discussion. Here’s a list of who we talked to!

Alethia and Nolan, patrons who we talked to back on episode #69, which you can listen to here: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/05/03/episode-69-patron-guests-alethea-and-nolan/

BB-Kate, who reported from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim for us way back on our 5th episode! She’s been a contributor and supporter from pretty much the very beginning: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2015/04/22/episode-5-the-post-celebration-feels/

Chris, who does all those amazing podcast reviews over on www.roqoodepot.com

Mark, who has his own podcast, The Ictus Marketing Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ictus-marketing-podcast/id658733345?mt=2

Sharon and Ian, friends of the show and friends in real life. Ian left us a voicemail way back on episode 20: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2015/12/11/episode-20-pre-tfa-qa-council-extravaganza/

Jeff, who had us on his show, The Boink Show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijm4oGcDS3o&list=PLEoJI9KqAf0c-NHeyy7LOy5OZY3XjqhVY) and also takes picture of his Joes over at https://www.instagram.com/gi_joe_fan/

Amy and Emily, patrons of the show who contributed reports from Celebration Orlando in our episodes 67 (https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/04/20/episode-67-celebration-the-last-jedi-teaser-books/), 68 (https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/04/26/episode-68-more-celebration-amy-and-emily-rebels-trailer/), and 70 (https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/05/10/episode-70-celebration-of-forces-of-freemaker-and-books-and-a-joke/).

Thanks again to all who sent voicemails. And if you still want to send one, feel free and we’ll play it on a future show!

OUTRO [1:08:35]

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Episode 91 – The Last Jedi – Gut Reactions

It’s our The Last Jedi reaction show!

Be warned, after the 13 minute point, we go into full spoiler mode and talk about EVERYTHING.

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Well, we actually don’t talk about everything because we’ve only seen it once and hoo-boy was there a lot packed into this movie.

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Let us know what you thought of the movie and we’ll read or listen to your reaction on an upcoming episode!

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Thanks for listening, and may the Force be with you!

Episode 90 – The Last Episode (Before The Last Jedi)

It’s episode 90 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:45]

We’re on track to finish watching the Skywalker saga before we go to The Last Jedi next Thursday!

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I’m almost done with Leia: Princess of Alderaan.

We talk about what Carrie Fischer would probably want us to do about watching The Last Jedi.

Kat sent us an email answering our question from last episode about what we’re looking forward to (or aren’t looking forward to) in The Last Jedi.

And the kids are almost done with Battlefront II’s story mode. I’m honestly sort of worried about how the end will affect them.

NEWS [24:30]

Rian Johnson doesn’t even know what his new trilogy is going to be about.

Also, the first word of The Last Jedi is “We’re.” So, we’re looking forward to that.

CANON NEWS [29:40]

Chewie got a medal.

Loth-wolves used to be the cause of people carrying blasters for protections.

Q&A COUNCIL [34:30]

What do you think will be your favorite part of The Last Jedi?

STUMP THE LUMP! [45:30]

What’t the name of Kylo Ren’s TIE?

OUTRO [49:00]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 89 – “For Kids”

It’s episode 89 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:55]

We’ve been playing quite a bit of Battlefront II.

Nick from London sent us an email, telling us about a connection he made between Steve from Stranger Things and Han.

Then I we go off on a long tangent about what is “for kids” and what that even means and how it means different things for different families.

Liam and I finished Ahsoka and started reading Servants of the Empire.

And we’re still watching through all the Star Wars movies in anticipation of The Last Jedi. We really like these movies.

Non-Star Warsy thing: We saw Coco and loved it. Go see it. Tonight. Or tomorrow.

NEWS [18:20]

We take a moment to appreciate how awesome The Last Jedi casting is, specifically talking about Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico).

Check out this article on time.com: http://time.com/5027043/new-last-jedi-characters-help-the-star-wars-galaxy-look-more-like-our-own/

And check out the Buzzfeed profile of Kelly Marie Tran: https://www.buzzfeed.com/keelyflaherty/the-rise-of-rose?utm_term=.vg7gpXe0A#.vlXzQnjb8

I’ve been lazily avoiding new information about The Last Jedi, but we talk about a bit of stuff that I don’t think it too spoilery.

Like the vulptex, for example:

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CANON NEWS [32:50]

We’re talking Grav Ball.

JOKE [40:15]

What do you call a nerf-hot dog in a desert?

Q&A COUNCIL [41:25]

What are you most looking forward to/would be most disappointed to not see in The Last Jedi?

OUTRO [45:20]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 88 – TV, Trilogies, Battlefront, NEW!

It’s episode 88 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:10]

We’ve started our watch-through of all Star Wars movies in the lead up to The Last Jedi.

Check out this new creature featured in the new Star Wars look-and-find.

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Battlefront II is, as you’re reading this, out for all of those who pre-ordered!

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [14:05]

What do STAPs, AATs and Gungan shields all have in common? Their sounds all come from the same technique.

NEWS [17:15]

We’re getting a new live action television show in 2019 (or later). And a new trilogy!

We, of course, talk about some things we’d like to see.

We’re getting a Battlefront II DLC in less than a month. Finn, Phasma and new levels!

The first images from the Thrawn comic were released.

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Q&A COUNCIL [40:35]

We revisit Kat’s question about Forces of Destiny from last week. What would you like to see Forces of Destiny do? I have another idea. The kids are still doing their homework.

And we talk a bit about another of Kat’s emails I forgot to get to. It included this amazing Snoke theories brought to life:

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JOKE [48:10]

Kat sent us a joke! What would Finn say to Rey if she ignored the Force?

OUTRO [49:30]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 87 – Celebrate the Love

It’s episode 87 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:25]

We watched the most recent episodes of Rebels and DON’T SPOIL THEM in this episode.

We’re also catching up on (and re-reading) a bunch of comics.

How has Disney been doing in the 5 years since they bought Lucasfilm? We think they’re making a good product, regardless of what you think of Disney as a company.

CELEBRATE THE LOVE [5:00]

This episode, I take time to talk about things I’ve been loving. One podcast about Padme and two new podcasts that have kids! Here are links to the shows we talk about:

Comics with Kenobi – Young Padawans Edition

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Podme

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Me and My Padawan

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We also got a some great emails from our listeners Nick and Kat. 

NEWS [31:35]

The international trailer was released.

The international poster also was released, and we play a game of Spot the Difference with this poster and the original one.


And we also got a commercial with new footage. Enjoy (again)!

We got a new image of Rose in Entertainment Weekly’s story about her.

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And Thandie Newton thinks Solo is going to be great.

CANON NEWS [42:00]

Which Star Wars character ran naked into a formal diplomatic dinner?

Q&A COUNCIL [42:40]

Kat has a question: What do you think would be a great Forces of Destiny episode?

OUTRO [50:00]

After listening to a strange voicemail, we thank each of our Patreon patrons personally. Then we do the whole “outro” thing,

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!